Astonished Harvest, a poetry community at the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care & Bioethics, was founded by Richard Bronson, M.D., Maria Basile, M.D. Jack Coulehan, M.D., three poet-physicians, at the beginning of the academic year 2009-2010. The name “Astonished Harvest” is taken from a poem (“Transplant”) by Dr. John Stone, both to honor his memory and as an expression of the aims of our program, designed to form a bridge between the health care professionals at Stony Brook University Medical Center and the community. We have created a space to voice our thoughts, using the power of poetry, to explore the experiences of illness and healing as a group and individually through monthly poetry workshops. Our workshops have been attended by medical doctors, patient advocates, nurses, medical students, as well as members of the community of poets on Long Island.  If you are interested in attending, please email Richard.Bronson@Stonybrookmedicine.edu, to obtain more details about the workshop.

Richard Bronson, Maria A. Basile, Jack Coulehan

Richard Bronson, Maria A. Basile, Jack Coulehan